Got a COVID vaccine? Here’s How to Treat the Side Effects, Including Pain, Swelling, and More Symptoms

Whether you’ve examined it within the news or heard personal accounts from friends and family, COVID-19 vaccines can cause side effects – but there are ways to attenuate symptoms.

Dr. Michael Daignault, an emergency physician, confirm that common post-vaccine symptoms shouldn’t make people wary of getting vaccinated against the coronavirus.

“The side effects of the vaccine are 100 times better than getting COVID itself,” he said. “I’ve seen firsthand what COVID does to people and does to their body – having symptoms for a couple of hours or maybe each day is far more agreeable.”

He added having a vaccine reaction is really an honest sign. “It means your system is functioning,” he explained.

If you are looking to reduce the number of the potential side effects, however, here’s the way to treat some common symptoms:

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